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  • Shrimping to Close Saturday in Pontchartrain Basin

    July 11, 2012 10:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the 2012 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 a.m. Saturday in most remaining state inside waters east of the Mississippi River. The closure is designed to protect developing white shrimp. The open waters of Breton and... more »
  • Largest-Ever Gulf Dead Zone Predicted This Summer

    June 6, 2011 11:22 PM

    As the threat of flooding dwindles, a new threat rises to the surface: All of that excess water flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. 2011 was supposed to be a good year for shrimpers, hoping to regain some of the revenue lost last year after the BP oil spill.... more »
  • 4 men cited for shrimping out of season

    May 3, 2011 5:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says four men have been cited for shrimping during a closed season in Plaquemines Parish. Cited were Rodney Hereford Jr., 28, and Mark Farrell, 41, both of Slidell. They were skimming in Black Bay on April 29. Agents... more »
  • 5 Day Special Shrimp Season May Not Be Worth It

    April 15, 2011 10:54 PM

    Commercial shrimpers in Acadiana are hoping for a pay day next week, thanks to a special five-day season. Shrimpers were out at the Delcambre public docks Friday preparing their boats, repairing nets and just getting ready to hopefully make a profit. But with just part of zone 2 opening... more »
  • Feds reopen shrimping grounds in Gulf of Mexico

    February 1, 2011 9:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 4,200-square-mile area of the Gulf of Mexico near BP's blown out well will reopen to deep water shrimping after federal scientists found the fishing grounds free of oil. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it will reopen the area in federal waters off Louisiana,... more »
  • State closes parts of offshore waters to shrimping

    December 22, 2010 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife and fisheries officials have closed a portion of Louisiana's offshore waters to shrimping to help protect smaller shrimp. The Wildlife and Fisheries Commission authorized Tuesday's closure at its Dec. 2 meeting. The commission gave Secretary Robert Barham the authority to delay the closure... more »
  • Illegal Shrimping Undercover Investigation

    September 3, 2010 11:36 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that 17 people have admitted catching large amounts of shrimp in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge and selling them commercially. It says that state wildlife agents staked out the refuge after getting numerous complaints. They watched the... more »
  • Authorities are reopening all of Mississippi's territorial waters in the Gulf of Mexico for all commercial and recreational shrimping and fin-fishing.

    August 6, 2010 9:43 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Authorities are reopening all of Mississippi's territorial waters in the Gulf of Mexico for all commercial and recreational shrimping and fin-fishing. The order took effect at 5 p.m. Friday in waters south of the barrier islands, which are about 12 miles off the coastline. Some shrimping... more »
  • Zone 2 Shrimping Closing to Let Small Shrimp Grow

    July 2, 2010 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the central zones inshore shrimp season will close at 6 a.m. Monday to let young white shrimp grow to a size worth harvesting. The department says the closing doesn't have any connection to the oil spill -... more »
  • New Areas Open to Shrimping and Fishing

    May 11, 2010 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says most areas west of the Mississippi River are open to recreational and commercial fishing, including shrimping. It says the exceptions include part of the state's territorial sea west of the Mississippi River to Point au Fer and the beaches... more »

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